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Best summer reads 2015 - win £500 of books!

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CariGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 17-Jun-15 09:59:12

It's that time of year again when our thoughts turn to holidays, sunshine <looks hopeful> and brilliant new books.

And what a line up we have...whether for reading in the garden, on the beach, on planes, trains or automobiles, we bring you some of the best summer reads for 2015. What's more, we are offering one lucky gransnetter the chance to win the lot - worth over £500!

Details of the books and everything else HERE So now all you need to do is tell us your favourite thing about summer - and it can be anything at all - and you will automatically be entered into the draw.

dustyangel Mon 20-Jul-15 21:49:22

Well done nonanna, enjoy putting your feet up and reading away the for the rest of the summer. Maybe some of the winter too.wink

nonnanna Mon 20-Jul-15 18:33:47

It's me! It's me! Thank you so much. Not a lot of washing or housework will get done now. Thank you Gransnet grin grin grin

mummycat Wed 15-Jul-15 17:52:20

sitting in the garden enjoying the fragranced air with a bottle of wine (or a cocktail perhaps)

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 15-Jul-15 17:25:33


My favourite thing about summer is - Washing! Yes, you heard that correctly. I love that we wear less clothes, make less washing, I can dry it outside and it all gets put away within the same day.

And the winner - drawn using Random Number Generator (google it - so clever!) is...


So put away your washing (washing?????) and get thee to a deckchair and read yourself through that little lot!

An email coming your way - and the books will be sent out early next week.

Congratulations envy envy

lighty Wed 15-Jul-15 16:55:43

What is not to like - the sun streaming through the window early morning - washing hanging on the line - the garden flourishing with colour -albeit yellow grass !!! And the best yet a long cool G & T with a long hot book!!!! Bliss !!

01zesty01 Wed 15-Jul-15 16:19:05

I love the longer days. It means you can do soo much more and spend more time outside.

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 15-Jul-15 15:50:33

Owing to circumstances beyond our control confused the draw will now be taking place at 5pam TODAY (rather than midday)

Winner announced shortly after

lizm Wed 15-Jul-15 15:14:49

My favourite thing is the light evenings, especially if they are warm enough to sit out for dinner.. lovely

GRIFTERASSASIN Wed 15-Jul-15 13:47:36

What I like about summer is picnics in the park with the missus & my daughter. Ice-creams, lollipops & boating lakes.

cmcpne Wed 15-Jul-15 12:36:33

Oh my favourite thing has to be the light sunny mornings when we can sit out enjoying our early coffee and admire the garden.

helmacd Wed 15-Jul-15 12:32:03

Ditto most of the previous comments, plus I'm going to lower the tone and add that some of my favourite things about summer are cheaper energy bills, less cars at commuter time because of school holidays, feeling virtuous because I do more gardening, less clothes to take off and put on when I go swimming and no school governor documents to read!!!

tricia153 Wed 15-Jul-15 12:03:25

I love the warm weather. My 15 month old Grandson has the freedom to run around in the Park and really enjoy himself. I am also really looking forward to taking him to the seaside next week and letting him see the sea and sand for the very first time smile

mysticwen Wed 15-Jul-15 12:00:49

the long light summer days, walks and picnics in the countryside, the fabulous birds that visit my birdtable and the burst of colour in my flower borders

minniebeth Wed 15-Jul-15 12:00:40

I love the effect of summer sunshine on peoples' moods and attitudes - so refreshing smile x

atmss123 Wed 15-Jul-15 11:51:45

Light mornings and evenings

shscc Wed 15-Jul-15 11:28:00

Being able to enjoy my garden and growing some veg and flowers!

lejaye Wed 15-Jul-15 11:22:38

My most favourite thing about this summer in particular, is that 10 days ago I finally gave up the job that had become horrible - I am now looking forward to actually noticing that summer is here, the seasons hardly registered with me before when stuck in a miserable office. To win these books would be my idea of heaven and I'd actually have time to read them. WooHoo!!!

lyndseybruce Wed 15-Jul-15 10:50:51

My favourite thing about summer is the sunshine. It always makes everyone happier and friendlier and we can spend more time outdoor. :-)

dottydotty Wed 15-Jul-15 10:16:39

With the lighter evenings there seems to be more hours in the day. So more time to socialise and catch up with family and friends. And plans are not normally rained off, although with the British weather you can't guarantee it. X

niki34 Wed 15-Jul-15 10:16:28

well what a wonderful selection of books now this would keep me busy all summer long. My favourite thing about summer has to be family picnics there is no better feeling than being in the warmth of the sunshine & the sound of the children playing happily ....Bliss thank you for the chance to win x

villagefox Wed 15-Jul-15 09:52:21

Wow - what a large selection of books - will certainly keep someone busy for a while.

I love the longer days, as for some reason, they seem to make the season feel like it is the longest.

eviesgranma Wed 15-Jul-15 09:45:00

My best thing is people smile a little more and become a little less rude - working in a shop this leads to many more pleasant days.

Mumsy1961 Wed 15-Jul-15 09:41:40

My favourite thing about summer is watching my grandchildren playing happily in the garden. It's great to see kids outside in the fresh air instead of sitting in front of the tv.

Dizlizo12 Wed 15-Jul-15 09:12:53

Fresh raspberries and sitting in the garden with a good book, and having my Granddaughters to myself for a whole week.

Mistyfluff8 Wed 15-Jul-15 08:48:23

To wear lighter clothing